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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Egypt: Head of railway department steps down following train collision

Medhat Shousha, Head of the country’s railway department resigned Sunday after two trains collided Friday on the outskirt of Alexandria killing over 40 people and wounding at least 170 passengers. The resignation was announced by Transport Minister Hesham Arafat at a press conference following a cabinet meeting. Eight other railways officials have been suspended following […]

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Senegal: Opposition’s coalition to boycott future elections

Senegal’s 91-year-old former president and main opposition coalition leader Abdoulaye Wade on Wednesday said the opposition would not participate in any future elections in the West African nation because the parliamentary polls were a “masquerade”. Incumbent president Macky Sall’s coalition took 125 seats in the 165-seat National Assembly after winning nearly 50 percent of the […]

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African Development Bank outlook stable – Fitch Affirms

Fitch Ratings has confirmed the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) rating, keeping it at “AAA” with a stable outlook. AfDB enjoys strong support from its 80 member states, which include 26 non-African countries with high average ratings. Callable capital subscribed by member states rated ‘AAA’, the largest of which are the US, […]

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Africa’s population projected to reach 4.5 billion in 2100 – UN

Africa’s population is expected to reach 4.5 billion in 2100, 40% of humanity, compared to 1.3 billion (17% of the world’s population) in 2017, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in a new report, highlighting that nearly 1 billion will live in Nigeria alone. The continent will then have almost reached Asia, […]

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DRC: UNICEF warns about dire situation of children in Kasai

The world must not turn a blind eye to the dire situation of children and families in the Grand Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned Monday, stressing that nothing can justify terrible acts of abuse against women and children. “Children and women tell us […]

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Rwanda: Diaspora casts votes in presidential poll

Rwandan expatriates have started casting ballots in presidential elections as polling stations in Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti and South Africa, opened on Thursday. More than 44,000 registered Diaspora are set to cast their vote. According to local media portal, the New Times, Rwandans back home will cast their votes in presidential polls on Friday, August 4. […]

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Nigeria pleads Dangote to speed work on private refinery

Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu on Tuesday begs Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, to speed work on his private oil refinery under construction in the oil-rich nation. According to the minister, Nigeria’s dream of ending fuel importation by December 2019 could materialize if the $12bn refinery is ready before the 2019 […]

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Ghana-Togo borders open 24/7 from July 31

Togo has made permanent the opening of its land borders with Ghana in a bid which it said will boost trade and tourism between the countries. “The land border between the two states, which was open only for a limited period of day and night, will be reopened 24 hours a day from now on […]

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Nigeria scores world’s highest number of out-of-school children

In Nigeria, an estimated 10.5 million children are not going to school, scoring the world’s highest number of out-of-school children, Africanews portal reports. With children under 15 years of age accounting for 45 per cent of the 171 million population, the burden on education has become overwhelming. Primary school enrolment has increased in recent years, […]

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DRC: exiled opposition leader, Katumbi backs anti-Kabila protests

Self-exiled opposition leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Moise Katumbi last weekend backed calls for protests, inviting Congolese to hit the streets against incumbent President Joseph Kabila. Civil Society movement Lucha called for protests on Monday, July 31, against the continued stay in power of Kabila who’s constitutionally mandated second term ended last year. […]

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